The ice-carved menorah commissioned by Upper East Side (UES) Chabad Israel Center was smashed in an apparent antisemitic attack on Wednesday night. This incident follows a previous act of vandalism that took place at the same center in October during the Sukkot holiday. “This was definitely a malicious and intentional act,” said Rabbi Uriel Vigler, […]
A brass menorah from a famous photograph taken during the rise of the Nazis made its way back to Germany for a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in Berlin attended by the country’s president. “This light is a strong societal symbol against hatred,” said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. “Each of us must stand up against every form […]
Every year on Hanukkah, an 800-year-old controversy over the Temple Menorah is seen around the world about how the Menorah was constructed – whether it featured straight arms or round arms. This year, a manuscript featured in a New York exhibition underscored this controversy. A closer look reveals that the controversy may not actually be […]
Three years ago, a group of devout Christians gifted a golden menorah to Israel to “return the stolen light of the Temple” and to do a partial “tikkun” on the Holocaust. Like the original Menorah in the Tabernacle, the golden menorah has yet to find a permanent home. In 2018, a group of 12 Christians […]
As part of its annual Christmas decorations tradition, the White House has unveiled a new addition: a menorah in celebration of Hanukkah. The menorah is included in Cross Hall, a broad hallway on the first floor of the House, underneath a wreath. It is positioned between the portraits of presidents Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson. […]
A hand-drawn illustration of the Temple Menorah from a manuscript that contains notes by Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum in New York. This particular drawing shows the Temple Menorah with seven straight branches, a style that has been adopted by the Chabad movement in Menorahs placed […]
As Hanukah approaches, beautiful menorahs bring out a holy light from the darkness of the Holocaust.
Double Wonder: Hanukkah Miracle Recreated and Temple Incense Burned for First Time in 2,000 Years [WATCH]
A scene straight from the Temple of Solomon was recreated on Tuesday evening when Kohanim lit the menorah but even more wondrous was the fragrance that accompanied the event smell: for the first time in 2,000 years, incense was burned in the Biblically prescribed manner.
At scenes where deadly terror attacks struck around the world, Jewish youth group activists lit the menorah to bring light to the darkness.
You’ve never seen a menorah like this before!